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Wondering if this constitutes a ghetto mod

Cost: $6 (not including butler cup holder off old harley)
 

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Seems like a safe bet!
 

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The cost is clearly ghetto. If you had spent over $300, the same thing might have been taken for OEM. By the way, what is it - a beer keg holder?
 

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Sorry, not approved for Ghetto use. *******? YES! :D



According to the rules Ghetto mods must not look ghetto. ;) Seems a bit contradictory, but that's the rules. :deal: It also cannot just be something adopted from another bike, it needs be original, functional and/or serve a new purpose never seen before and generally speaking - must be either hand built or assembled from dissimilar pieces. In other words, inventive or innovative.

For a complete list of all the rules send $5.00, nah, make that $10.00 to my PayPal account. :D

On the other hand, if you were to use one of these:



where it actually opened and then clamped down on your Big Gulp without smashing the cup I might reconsider. :wave
 

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Does this qualify for Ghetto mod then?
The boot on my lower fork bridge ball joint was torn. Plenty of grease, and no slop. BMW does not make a replacement boot, you have to buy the new ball joint at $117! I decided to remove the bridge and boot, and fit a small section of mountain bike tire inner tube over the greasy joint. PERFECT FIT. I reused the lower metal wire clip, and for the top I used .032 stainless steel lockwire. Pretty happy about that one.....
 

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tips727 said:
The cost is clearly ghetto. If you had spent over $300, the same thing might have been taken for OEM. By the way, what is it - a beer keg holder?
The butler holds a 32oz insulated cup with a no leak straw ... I also have a small "bow" that I think is for a 20oz cup ... It does hold a big gulp perfectly
 

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rhawk said:
Ghetto Mod ?
I Love It ....
How about this ?
You smoke while you ride? Those cigarettes must burn down awful fast with the wind.... :histerica

Actually that's a nice job given the cassette would almost never be used so I think it qualifies (IMHO).
 

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so rhawk, besides the lighter, what else did you end up with. I like the extra room. could you have added a mp3 port to replace the cassette? curious minds want to know
 

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Cochinosucio said:
Does this qualify for Ghetto mod then?
The boot on my lower fork bridge ball joint was torn. Plenty of grease, and no slop. BMW does not make a replacement boot, you have to buy the new ball joint at $117! I decided to remove the bridge and boot, and fit a small section of mountain bike tire inner tube over the greasy joint. PERFECT FIT. I reused the lower metal wire clip, and for the top I used .032 stainless steel lockwire. Pretty happy about that one.....
Only if you used safety wire twister pliers on the .032 wire, but using stainless instead of bailing wire was a very nice touch. Hey, we have high standards here in the Ghetto. :D

Ah, what the heck, since you saved $117.00 :eek: , you could have used a zip tie (black only though) and still been:
APPROVED!
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FuzzyWuzHe said:
The butler holds a 32oz insulated cup with a no leak straw ... I also have a small "bow" that I think is for a 20oz cup ... It does hold a big gulp perfectly
So then, you've actually got a "Sippy Cup" ? :histerica

:abduct:

That's a FIRST!

APPROVED! :thumb::thumb:
 

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Yea the $6 includes the tube to the brake mount .... and it's not just a zippy cup .... it's an insulated zippy cup ... huge difference
 

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ebear695 said:
so rhawk, besides the lighter, what else did you end up with. I like the extra room. could you have added a mp3 port to replace the cassette? curious minds want to know
What's inside the little box at the back of the tray is the power source for my Gps, and a power outlet for charging your phone, or whatever. It just made sense to me to put the fire starter in the outlet (instead of just a cap).
I don't listen to music when I ride, so I took out the cassette player (which is also the radio and all the audio system brains) and used the un-switched radio power for the two sockets. All the voltage runs through the circuit breaker, and the switch is for the Gps power.....I used a "stingray" from a salvage yard.
 

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RonKMiller said:
Only if you used safety wire twister pliers on the .032 wire, but using stainless instead of bailing wire was a very nice touch. Hey, we have high standards here in the Ghetto. :D

Ah, what the heck, since you saved $117.00 :eek: , you could have used a zip tie (black only though) and still been:
APPROVED! :thumb::thumb:
That's why I check into this site...Ron your a HOOT. :rotf:
 
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